Golden Restaurant: AVOID eating at Golden Restaurant
No customers. Only us. Staff only interested in watching TV and that to too loud. Very hot. We had to request to put on the air-conditioners. Long time to serve the food. Food was mediocre and bland. The worst part was that the owner spoke to us in very impolite words and was rude. Even though we are foreigners we speak the local language fluently and he used words to address us which is used normally to servant class people.
Big mistake. I would advise you all not to eat there. Heard there are better places for food in Madiun.
Mbah Jingkrak: Javanese granny's kitchen
Madiun may not be impressive as hotels go, but this restaurant is extraordinary! Javanese kitchen at its best. Not the standard cheap dishes of any warung, but fresh and tasty, with flavours we did not know before.
'Mbah Jingkrak' may be translated as 'Dancing Granny'. It is the name of the cook who founded the restaurant two generations ago.
You have the choice of three dining rooms: the main room in front, an air-conditioned room at the back or the airy loft upstairs.
The prices are comparable with those of any roadside restaurant.
Favorite Dish: Not for tourists who expect their meals to taste like they do at home: pick any unfamiliar dish, but beware of the spicy ones. The same goes for the drinks, which go by names like Es Tobat and Es Surga.
- Food and Dining